A Poem for My Man

February 14, 2003, was Travis and my first Valentine’s Day as a couple.  At that time we had officially been dating for just over two months.  (I know, that isn’t a very long time, but it was more than enough time for me to know he was the man I would marry!)  It was a snowy, windy weeknight–and Travis had to go to baseball practice from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.–but we were determined to celebrate anyway!  I put so much time into the gifts I would give Travis that night.  Yeah, I bought him a cute balloon and a few other cheap things (I was a sophomore in college…), but everything else I gave him that night came straight from my heart.  The good husband that he is, Travis has kept each of these things in a special file in our filing cabinet.  And as we were de-junking our office (i.e. the corner of our bedroom where our desk and filing cabinet sit) this weekend, I found these few things that to us aren’t junk at all.  Tonight, I would like to share one of those things with you….

 10 Things I Love About You

The way your eyes sparkle when you look deep into mine
The way you hug me tight
The way you can’t stand to wait for a surprise
The way you live in Christ’s light

The way you hold me when I need to be close
The way you genuinely care
The way your smile can light up a room
The way that you’re always there

The way your eyes reflect your heart
The way your heart is true
I can’t put into words all I love about you
I only know that I do